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Ryecroft Hall Park, Audenshaw


Why visit Ryecroft Hall Park?

Brass Band concerts are featured throughout the summer months at Ryecroft Hall Park, details of dates and times are on the park notice board as well as the 'What's On' magazine and the Events Calendar. The park boasts a large play area for children, to keep them entertained for hours with only a short walk to the local amenities when the time comes for a refreshment break! The Crown Bowling Green with in the park is open from April through to October and is open to the public during park opening times, but you are requested not to play when official matches are in progress. Other features of the park include Blue Plaques to commemorate the lives of Harry Norton Schofield and Austin Hopkinson are sited at Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw.

The grounds provide a pleasant oasis just to sit and stroll in, being a well used green space by the local community. 

The hall is the home to the Ryecroft Hall Community Association who organise various activities through out the week including Dancing, Yoga, Needle Work and Karate. The building also contains a small public library and rooms are also available for hire. Please see contact details below.

Picture of Ryecroft Hall Picture of Ryecroft Hall Park


Plan of the Park

Plan of Ryecroft Hall Park

The History of Ryecroft Hall Park

In 1849 the Earl of Stamford and Warrington sold the land to the Buckley family, who owned the cotton mills at Ryecroft. James Smith Buckley passed the house on in 1885 to his nephew Abel Buckley, who lived there for twenty-two years. He was a Liberal MP and the Mayor of Ashton, and contributed to the cost of building Albion Church . In 1913 Austin Hopkinson, MP for Mossley, inventor of a coal cutting machine and owner of Delta Engineering Works, lived in the hall. In the First World War it was a voluntary hospital with over 100 beds. He gave the house and grounds to the people of Audenshaw in 1922 for council offices and to this day it is used for community purposes.

Old Photograph showing people outside Ryecroft Hall

Old Photograph showing people outside Ryecroft HallOld Photograph showing people outside Ryecroft Hall

Old Photograph showing someone attending the gardens outside Ryecroft Hall

How to find Ryecroft Hall Park

Please see our map of Audenshaw Town Centre.

Public Transport

For information on local bus and train services please visit Transport for Greater Manchester 

View more information on venue hire at Ryecroft Hall.


Main site contact number 0161 342 5454
Ryecroft Hall Community Association 0161 342 5386
Events team 0161 342 3742

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0161 342 5454
Ryecroft Hall
Manchester Road
M34 5ZJ
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